Ray Koren

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2014

    Meet 100(ish) of Denver's best bands: part four

    Your new favorite band is from Denver -- you just have to find it! No small task in a city with thousands of artists and hundreds of venues, we know -- but you can start this weekend at the Westword Music Showcase. More than 140 of our favorite local artists will play sixteen stages around the Golde ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2013

    Westword Music Showcase recap from Bar Standard

    Every year at the Westword Music Showcase, we enlist our army of Backbeat wordsmiths to host various stages. In addition to their emcee duties, we ask them to pull double duty by submitting a travelogue of their individual stage. Tom Murphy hosted at Bar Standard this past Saturday. Keep reading for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2012

    Lamb of God at Fillmore Auditorium, 12/10/12

    LAMB OF GOD @ FILLMORE AUDITORIUM |12/10/12 The highpoint of Lamb of God's set came somewhere around the midpoint, when after projecting pictures the band's fans in the military on the twin screens flanking drummer Chris Adler, Randy Blythe dedicated "Now You've Got Something to Die For" to the men ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2012

    Thee Dang Dangs tell us how they came up with their unusual name and what it means exactly

    Thee Dang Dangs got going this past summer when Broox Pulford of Wombmates, Shawn Butzin and Ray Koren of Dead Rollers and Rebecca Williams of Call Me Dolly decided to start a new band, united by a mutual love of rock that's still rough around the edges. The outfit has already garnered a good deal o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2012

    The ten best concerts this weekend: 11/30-12/2

    Ah, yes, welcome to the weekend! Long week, everybody, or is it just us? Well the good news is that we made it to end of another. The even better news is that there's no snow in the forcast, and there's another batch of good shows worth checking out. While there fair number of enticing acts coming t ... More >>

  • Music

    November 29, 2012